Adverse drug events (ADE) in the US have an annual direct cost of $3.5B USD
For ambulatory patients, these cause:
- Over 3.5M office visits
- 1M emergency department (ED) visits
- 125 thousand hospital admissions
For patients in ambulatory setting, primary care practitioners are most able to help avoid the direct costs.
In the US, ADEs lead to annual direct cost of $65,631 USD per 1,000 older adults.
Of these, the avoidable costs are estimated as $27,365 USD per 1,000 older adults.